Simple Tomato Bruschetta
Bruschetta has become one of our absolute go-to meals lately. Its simple and quick to make and is awesome as a snack or a meal. Plus, its a great recipe to have in the case of social emergencies: when your friends just show up to hang out, before a party you forgot to make an appetizer for, or even just when you have some basics but not enough food for a really impressive spread.
We used fresh basil from our garden in this one; it is so rewarding being able to use an herb you have grown yourself!
We also made a Goodwill run yesterday to grab some new serving dishes, including the sea foam green one above. Though we never have matching sets, the dishes we find are always so funky and cute!
1 sourdough baguette
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 3 medium tomatoes)
2 teaspoons freshly chopped basil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinaigrette
1 clove garlic, finely chopped & 1 clove cut in half for rubbing
2 sprinkles of salt
3 turns of the pepper grinder
In a medium sized bowl, toss together onion, tomato, fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, garlic, salt and pepper. Set in refrigerator until ready to be served.
Slice baguette into slices about 1/2-3/4 inches thick.
Place slices onto a cookie sheet and under the 'broiler' setting on the oven for about 5 minutes on each side, or until both sides are golden and a little crispy. Remove bread from oven and cut the remaining clove of garlic in half. Rub raw garlic onto the toasted bread, to give it some extra flavor.
Top with bruschetta mixture and enjoy!
Like in the second picture shown, you can also just pile some cripsy baguette slices into a basket with bruschetta on the side for an easy appetizer at a party or event!